Car enthusiasts can find vintage auto salvage yards through online directories, such as the ones compiled by OldRide.com and The Old Car Guys. Vintage auto lovers can also look for salvage yards by visiting car- or location-specific Internet forums and websites.
Magazines that cater to vintage car lovers may also have directories or articles written about notable junkyards in the area. For example, Vintage Truck magazine publishes profiles about vintage auto salvage yards. Readers should also browse the classifieds section in specialized magazines to find vintage salvage yards.
Many regular car salvage yards may also have several classic cars on their lots. Car enthusiasts should consider using the yellow pages to locate local salvage yards and then call the salvage yard directly to find out if they have an inventory of vintage cars.
When visiting a vintage car salvage yard, guests should find out the price of the desired part before they locate it. Some salvage yards may also charge a small fee for walking on the lot, even if the yard doesn't have the correct part. Guests should bring their own tools and know how to remove the part correctly. If the part is difficult to remove, visitors should ask for help from staff to prevent damage to the rest of the car.